The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 20th August 2020

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,600

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera (W. Saddler, Drumr. 57th Foot) edge bruise, otherwise very fine £3,000-£3,600

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Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera (W. Saddler, Drumr. 57th Foot) edge bruise, otherwise very fine £3,000-£3,600
Provenance: Whittaker Collection 1890.

Records of service for out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital (WO 116/14) states:

‘57th Foot, Wm. Saddler, admitted 9/3/13. Age 23, service 8 years 10 months, born Whitechapel, Labourer. Lost his left thigh at Albuhera, 16 May 1811.’

The corps of drums of the 57th Foot at Albuhera were the subject of Lady Butler’s painting “Steady the Drums and Fifes.”